Australia beat Argentina 29-15 at Twickenham to progress to the final of the Rugby World Cup.
South Africa edged Wales 23-19 at Twickenham to reach the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
Ireland will play Argentina in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup after beating France 24-9 at Twickenham to top Pool D.
Ireland and Connacht centre Robbie Henshaw is unlikely to play again this year as a result of the injury he sustained in the 18-12 win over Munster at the weekend.
Pat Lam believes Connacht have lost their inferiority complex in the two years he has been in charge at the Sportsground.
Connacht stretched their lead at the top of the Guinness PRO12 table with a battling 18-12 victory over Munster at a rainy Thomond Park.
Leinster coach Leo Cullen was keen to emphasise the positives after watching his side grind out an 8-3 victory over Ulster at the RDS on Friday night.
Ian Keatley has praised Connacht for the success of their long-term planning in becoming a highly competitive outfit.
Ireland international Kieran Marmion has signed a two-year contract extension at Connacht.
Scotland international second-row Richie Gray is set to join Toulouse at the end of the current season.
Leinster and Ireland wing forward Rhys Ruddock has dismissed suggestions that Irish rugby is in decline.
Leinster scrum-half Isaac Boss insists that Leinster still have a lot to play for this season despite slipping to their second defeat in two Champions Cup games.
Garrett Fitzgerald, Munster Rugby's chief executive, is fully supportive of the decision of Stade Francais to postpone the European Champions Cup encounter between the sides.
New Zealand great Jonah Lomu has died at the age of 40 following a battle with a rare kidney condition.
England's search for a successor to Stuart Lancaster has been dealt a further blow with the news that Michael Cheika has ruled himself out of contention.
Munster opened their European Champions Cup account with a hard-fought bonus point win over Italian side Benetton Treviso under the lights at a wet and windy Thomond Park.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland has poured cold water on reports linking him with the England job following Stuart Lancaster's dismissal earlier this week.
The Leinster team to face Wasps in the opening round of the European Rugby Champions Cup shows nine changes from the starting XV that defeated Scarlets last weekend.
Sean O'Brien is keen to extend his stay with Leinster but will listening to other offers before making a final decision on his future.
Stuart Lancaster has stepped down as England Head Coach, the Rugby Football Union has confirmed.
Munster will not be able to call on Gerhard van den Heever for the opening two rounds of the European Rugby Champions Cup due to suspension.
Keith Earls could feature for Munster in this weekend's European Rugby Champions Cup opener against Treviso despite suffering a second concussion in ten weeks.
Robbie Henshaw has revealed he may have little choice but to leave Connacht to continue his development as a player.
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